J&K Panchayat polls: Voting underway for third phase

According to the state's Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) Shaleen Kabra, 727 polling stations have been categorized as hypersensitive, 493 in Kashmir and 234 in Jammu...

Sakshi Chaturvedi

Sakshi ChaturvediBy Sakshi Chaturvedi

Published on 24 Nov 2018 4:41 AM GMT

J&K Panchayat polls: Voting underway for third phase
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Srinagar: Amid tight security, the voting is underway for the third phase of Panchayat polls across Jammu and Kashmir.

The voting is taking place in 2773 polling stations, 918 in Kashmir division and 1855 in Jammu.

The polling has been started from 0800 hours and will end at 1400 hours.

According to the state's Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) Shaleen Kabra, 727 polling stations have been categorized as hypersensitive, 493 in Kashmir and 234 in Jammu.

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He said, "5,239 candidates were in the fray for 358 sarpanch and 1,652 panch seats, while 96 sarpanchs and 1,437 panchs have already been elected unopposed in this phase."

"Photo Voter Slips have been distributed among the voters to inform them of their polling station," the CEO said.

Kabra said in the first phase of the panchayat polls held on November 17, 74.1 percent polling was recorded.

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An overall 71.1 percent polling was witnessed in the phase two, which took place on November 20.

It is to be mentioned that Panchayat polls were last took place in 2011 in the state.

Sakshi Chaturvedi

Sakshi Chaturvedi

A journalist, presently working as a Sub-Editor at newstrack.com.

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